Big Firm Lawyer, Convicted of Insider Trading and Jailed, Is Now Disbarred in DC

The fall of Matthew Kluger is now complete. An attorney who worked over the years at some of the nation’s most prominent law firms – Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson; and Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich &...

Sequestration May Lead to Increase in Financial Fraud and Other Crimes, Preet Bharara Warns

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, knows about prosecuting financial fraud, and other federal crimes. So, when he warns that sequestration is severely harming the ability of his office to meet its mission, we all should pay attention. Speaking before the New York...

For the SEC, 2013 Was a Very Good Year for Targeting Financial Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission had a very good year targeting financial fraud. Those who commit fraud, not so much. In fiscal year 2013, the SEC’s enforcement actions resulted in a record $3.4 billion in monetary sanctions ordered against wrongdoers. The SEC filed 686 enforcement...

The ‘B’ Word is #5 in Financial Fraud Law for the Year

Consider these recent financial fraud-related settlements: - SAC Capital Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading and Will Pay $1.8 Billion; - Johnson & Johnson to Pay More than $2.2 Billion to Resolve Criminal and Civil Investigations; - Rabobank Admits Wrongdoing in Libor Investigation, Agrees...

Final Four in Financial Fraud Law’s Top 10 of the Year Is Coming Next Week!

The Financial Fraud Law Blog Top 10 countdown is nearing conclusion. You already have seen our picks for #10 down through #5, which we summarize below. Stay tuned for the final four picks, coming right after the New Year! We wish all of the readers of the Financial Fraud Law Blog , the subscribers...

#1 in Financial Fraud Law: US Attorney Preet Bharara

When we here at the Financial Fraud Law Blog think about financial fraud law, it does not take long before we think about the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara. In a little over four years as U.S. Attorney – following his unanimous confirmation by the Senate –...

‘Insider Trading 2.0’ Investigation Leads BlackRock to Agree to End Its ‘Analyst Survey Program’

BlackRock – the world’s largest asset manager – has reached an agreement with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman under which it will permanently discontinue the practice of systematically surveying Wall Street analysts for their opinions on firms they cover. BlackRock is...

Broker Burned by Burger King Stock Tips

A former stockbroker who was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with misappropriating material nonpublic information from his customer and using it to trade Burger King Holding, Inc.’s securities and to tip others before the company’s September 2, 2010 announcement that it...

Prosecutors’ Rush to Join Private Law Firms Accelerates

The wave of financial fraud prosecutors joining private law firms is continuing – in fact, it appears to be accelerating. Consider that, in just the past couple of days, David Meister, who ran the enforcement unit at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, joined Skadden, Arps, Slate...

Corporate Audit Director Charged with Securities Fraud for Allegedly Engaging in Insider Trading

A certified public accountant who was involved in the auditing process at a publicly traded company based in Chicago has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly engaging in insider trading of the company’s securities that made him an illegal profit of more than $286,000 in 2012. ...

BREAKING NEWS: Jury Convicts Martoma in One of Largest Insider Trading Cases Ever

A federal jury in Manhattan has convicted Mathew Martoma of SAC Capital Advisors LP of insider trading in what prosecutors have characterized as one of the largest insider trading schemes in history. More to follow… Contact the author at smeyerow@optonline.net . For more information about...

‘Cheating’ Mathew Martoma Now a ‘Convicted Felon,’ Preet Bharara Says

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (pictured) issued a statement following the conviction of Mathew Martoma for insider trading that is worth reading: “As the jury unanimously found, Mathew Martoma cultivated and purchased the confidence of doctors with secret knowledge of an experimental Alzheimer's...

Wall Street Firms Agree to Stop Cooperating with Analyst Surveys

A number of prominent Wall Street firms have reached interim agreements with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman to stop their practice of cooperating with analyst surveys administered by what Schneiderman characterized as “certain elite, technologically sophisticated clients.”...

Law Clerk and Stockbroker Charged with Trading on Inside Information Stolen from Prominent New York Law Firm

The managing clerk of the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP – a prominent, international law firm – and a professional stockbroker who worked at Oppenheimer & Co. and Morgan Stanley have been arrested and charged with participating in a multi-year insider trading scheme...